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About Us

With more than 23 years’ experience helping people realise their financial goals, you can trust our team to help you achieve yours.

We are the west of Ireland’s leading corporate and personal financial services provider.

Established by Helena Hennelly in 2000 in Galway’s city centre and joined by her daughter Ruth in 2007, we’ve grown from strength to strength and celebrate 23 years in business in 2023.

During that time, we’ve weathered a fair few challenges, from adapting to technology advancements that enhance customer service delivery, to staying ahead of complex changes in legislation and gaining subject matter expertise to deliver you with the latest and most comprehensive information.

Today, as the west of Ireland’s leading corporate and personal financial services provider, we offer a one stop shop for financial services including pensions, life cover, savings and investments through our partnerships with some of the world’s top financial services providers including Zurich, Aviva, Irish Life, New Ireland Assurance, Standard Life, BCP and Cantor Fitzgerald.

We are also recognised as one of Ireland’s leading health insurance advisors, offering unparalleled insight and advice into the Irish health insurance market.

Whether you are saving for your children’s college fund, planning for retirement or protecting your family right now, our team has helped thousands to achieve peace-of-mind about their financial future.

Why choose us?

Our Experience

At Hennelly Finance, we offer a broad range of financial services, that are designed to assist our clients, no matter what stage of life they are at. We have over 23 years helping our clients realise their financial and lifestyle goals.

Regulated Status

Hennelly Financial Services trading as Hennelly Finance & Health Insurance Shop is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. This reflects our continued commitment to providing impartial and accurate information and services.

We are experts

We are experts. Our team of advisers are experts in their field, as proven by their qualifications and industry recognition. We are a highly-qualified, experienced and knowledgeable firm, committed to providing exceptional service and support.

The awards and accreditations we have achieved verify our commitment to excellence. They reassure our clients that we are not content to be ordinary and that reaching for higher standards is what drives us.

Awards and Accreditations

The team


Helena Hennelly

Financial Planning Director

Helena has been involved in the insurance industry since 1987 and is Managing Director. She established Hennelly Finance in the year 2000 following redundancy. Helena has worked in the financial services industry all her working life with the likes of Bank of Ireland, Celtic International and Friends First.

Ruth Hennelly

Financial Planning Director

Ruth is a Director of the company having joined in 2007, she is the daughter of Helena Hennelly who originally set up the firm in 2000. She graduated from NUIG in 2003 with a master’s in Business Studies (Electronic Commerce). Ruth primarily worked in the IT sector before moving into Financial Services. Ruth is a Qualified Financial Adviser (QFA) and currently studying for the Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning.

Caroline Hartigan

Financial Planner

Caroline joined Hennelly Finance in 2021. She has more than 27 years’ experience in the banking and financial services industry for personal and business customers. Caroline holds the Professional Diploma in Financial Advice, is a Chartered Banker, holds a Bachelor of Financial Services (BFS) and a Diploma in Business Studies.

Regina Brannelly

Health Insurance Specialist

Regina is a native of Oranmore, Co. Galway and has over 20 year’s experience in the Corporate insurance sector. She has a Master’s degree from Queens University Belfast and is CIP qualified. Regina specialises in Corporate Health Insurance Schemes and personal private health insurance. She has a wealth of knowledge in the health insurance industry and provides clients with advice on the best plans suitable for their needs and budget.

Sandra Clancy

Financial Paraplanner

Galway native, Sandra’s area of expertise has been built up over 22 years having previously worked in one of the leading financial services organisations in Galway. Sandra brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to ensure you get the very best in financial advice. Sandra has a wide range of experience in the Financial Services industry and having achieved the QFA designation early on, she went on to achieve the Fellowship (FLIA) designation.

Caroline Brennan

Financial Administrator

Orignially from Dublin, Caroline Brennan has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial industry. At Hennelly Finance, she is responsible for coordinating client meetings, assists our Financial Planning Advisory team with the management and processing of applications, liaising with both life companies and clients to ensure we continue to deliver a high level of customer service.

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What our clients say...

Sinead DonnellySinead Donnelly
15:16 22 May 23
We set up our Mortgage Protection Policy with Hennelly Finance and it was such a pleasure to deal with them from start to finish. They listened carefully to our needs, set out our options clearly and made sure we got the policy that suited us. I would highly recommend.
Sabrina CollinsSabrina Collins
09:14 27 Apr 23
We have been a client of Hennelly Finance for many years now. We have always found them very professional and extremely helpful.Ruth has given excellent advice and help in managing our finances and retirement planning over this time and is readily available. Her attitude is excellent and professional at all times, and we would have no hesitation in recommending Hennelly Finance to friends and family.
jonny wheatleyjonny wheatley
17:48 26 Apr 23
Hennelly Finance did a fantastic job for us. Caroline gave us very impartial advice and listened to what we needed before tailoring solutions that were unique for us. We had complete trust in her knowledge, and she has helped us get our finances in order for a long time to come. The friendly and professional service of Caroline, Ruth, Sandra and the team is exactly what we needed at an important time in our lives.
Noel StapletonNoel Stapleton
21:49 13 Apr 23
I dealt with Hennelly Finance on a pension transfer recently. Caroline had wide-ranging knowledge of the options, offered great advice and was very professional and efficient throughout. I would have no hesitation in recommending the team at Hennelly Finance.
anne-marie foxanne-marie fox
09:54 27 Feb 23
I reached out to Hennelly Finance as when changing companies I had lost all my pension details and didn’t know where to start. They were so helpful and extremely professional from start to finish; from dealing with both Sandra and Caroline I felt I was in really safe hands. They were able to find all my old information and set up a new pension for me and I am thrilled with the outcome. Thanks so much and I would highly recommend Hennelly Finance to anyone with any queries on their pension.
David GowDavid Gow
15:40 13 Dec 22
Top class financial advisor in Galway City. Great company, great staff! As a director of a small company I chose to work with Hennelly finance and since starting a pension with them I wouldn't look back. They have also set me up with health insurance, life insurance and they have done the same for all my employees. Would recommend to everyone. Thanks
Joanna FreemanJoanna Freeman
11:37 29 Nov 22
We have had financial dealings with Helena @ Hennelly Finance as far back as 2011 and have always found the advice excellent, and our college fee investment grew!! When a chance came to buy a savings policy and a private pension, we returned to Hennelly. On this occasion our advisor was Caroline, again the advice was very high quality and made very accessible to us (we do not work in the financial sector). We met Caroline on two seperate occasions, any subsequent queries were dealt with great professionalism and we are happy with the products that we have purchased. Thank you, Jo and Peter
K HigginsK Higgins
09:03 25 Oct 22
Hennelly Finance has been my health insurance broker for more than ten years. Each year they get in touch to review my needs and provide advice on the best plan for the year ahead. Their recommendations have saved me significantly on health insurance dues while also providing access to plans with extra benefits that are not normally available to the general public. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Hennelly Finance for health insurance.
Diarmuid ClancyDiarmuid Clancy
12:01 27 Sep 22
“I contacted Hennelly Finance to help set up a Group Pension Scheme for my staff. I found them to be efficient, professional and was impressed by their attention to detail in setting out all the relevant information. Our adviser Ruth Hennelly and her staff was available for a group Teams call and was available on-site to meet with all staff individually. I would be happy to recommend Hennelly Finance in respect of setting up employee benefits or any other financial related matter” Diarmuid Clancy, Director-Maverick Energy Services
Kieran Kelly GuitaristKieran Kelly Guitarist
10:51 05 Aug 22
I recently dealt with Caroline in regards to a previous pension plan I had with another company. She made the whole process completely straightforward and was always in communication with updates. She was fantastic to deal with, extremely professional and super quick to reply to any queries I had. It was an absolute pleasure to deal with her and the whole process took very little time. Huge thanks to Caroline and Hennelly Finance for looking after all of my pension needs.

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Where we are

Insurance Brokers & Financial Consultants,
Unit 3B, Tí Phuirséil,
Barna, Co. Galway.
H91 AF1W

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9am -5pm
Friday: 9am - 4pm
Appointments available outside normal working hours upon request.


Hennelly Financial Services Ltd. t/a Hennelly Finance & Health Insurance Shop is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Directors H. Hennelly, R. Hennelly. Registered in Ireland, Company Reg No: 32727.
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